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Tracey Emin sets out to weave her way past planning laws

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:24 05 October 2010

ARTIST Tracey Emin’s plans to transform an old weaving works in London’s former Spitalfields garment district into artists’ studios have been submitted to the local authority for planning approval. The artist famous for controversial works including 'My Bed and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With' plans to convert the building at Tenter Ground into studio space, an office and a flat with a roof terrace

ARTIST Tracey Emin's plans to transform an old weaving works in London's former Spitalfields garment district into artists' studios have been submitted to the local authority for planning approval.

Emin, famous for controversial works including My Bed and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With, plans to convert the building at Tenter Ground into studio space, an office and a flat with a roof terrace.

She wants to preserve the 17th century facade while transforming the inside into a space to live and work in, keeping the 'artisan tradition' of the building.

It was built by Flemish immigrants in the 18th century as a place to wash woven cloth and stretch it on tenter hooks, which is how the street got its name.

Emin, who bought the building for £1.5m, has submitted her proposals to Tower Hamlets council.

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